Makin' jam ~  we went picking wild black berries ...

added some of the blueberries from the picking last week ...
tossed in a few raspberries from a prior picking that were in the freezer ...
and I came up with 9 jars of red/black&blue mixed berry jam and 24 jars of raspberry jam this morning ...

Yes, I've been busy. But... it's a good busy:)

Have you ever grown Giant Kolhrabi?

Look at the size of this one ...
I know we could have left it go longer; but I didn't want to risk it becoming woody.  Besides that, I had a hankering for a slice of raw kohrabi and this one was growing right in the middle of the walking path in the garden.  It had to go.

I entered a cookbook giveaway over at Cafe Johnsonia  and won!  So I'm anxiously awaiting it's arrival.  Thank you Linsey!

The last thing I ever won was a bag of dog food about 30 years ago, and at the time I didn't even own a dog.  Oh wait... I take that back.  Last year I won that grill up at Donner's Bay Customer Appreciations Day ... well technically, I didn't win it.  It was Dear Hubby's ticket that won ... I just told him it was my ticket that won.  LOL ... I'm such a liar!  But he figured it out when he saw I still had my ticket stub in my pocket that night when we came home.

Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. oh, you are just drawing me in! i love blackberries! i LOVE kohlrabi - raw and yummy!

  2. I've never heard of kolhrabi, but I love blackberry jam!

  3. I've been jammin too. Nothing so wonderful as fresh jam on toast. Wish we had blackberies.

  4. The name of that jam sounds like what a bruise looks like. :) Sure wish I had some to put on toast though...

  5. LOTS of jam. I love blackberries. Had to laugh about your winning story. Lying to you hubby about the ticket stub. Congrats on the cookbook. ENJOY!

  6. Your jams look so pretty, all lined up with their dark, rich color. I bet it's delicious! thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment! I'm a follower now!

  7. Have you ever grown a Giant Kolhrabi?
    Are you crazy? I ain't never seen one. Don't know what it is. Is it cabbage family? I'll look it up!

    Love the jelly and jamming, betcha that is some good stuff!!!!!

    Yeah, Slim knew, we know that stuff, you girls ain't as slick as you think!!!!

    Love from The Catskills for tonight only tomorrow? New Hampshire!

  8. I shoulda knowed! Something German. My computer says it is a German Turnip, nope never had one!!!!

    Love from over here!!!

  9. LOL, that Jack is so darned cute/funny! Look at that big ol kohlrabi, it is humungous. Wow, you sure did stir up a batch of jams...of course, they look beautiful and taste as pretty. Now I know where to pick...kidding...But, I did find Andy's patch.

  10. I love blackberry jam. Haven't had some in years. Your pictures of the fruit looks wonderful. It always feels good after all that hard work to look at the jars of jam on the counter when you're done.

  11. Sounds like the blackberries did well this year. The jams and jellies are always a hit! And Yowza... that's one huge kohlrabi! Yummy!
    'love & hugs from afar'